For healthy cardiovascular, immune and reproductive systems.
Recommended Intake: 1 tablet daily, to be taken during a meal.
Selenium is an essential trace element of fundamental importance to human health. The most abundant sources of selenium are Brazil nuts, seafood, meat and poultry People at risk of selenium deficiency include those with a restricted food intake (slimmers, vegetarians, the elderly), pregnant and lactating women, and those living in geographical regions with selenium depleted soils. It is recognized that soils in many areas of the world are deficient in selenium, often as a result of continual or intensive farming. This deficiency is manifest upwards through the food chain via plants and animals, culminating in man.
Selenium is an essential component of the key antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which acts in concert with other types of antioxidants (particularly vitamin E) to protect the body from the effects of damaging free radicals.
Selenium helps to maintain a healthy immune system, which is important in resistance to infectious bacteria and viruses, as well as cancer cells. Selenium plays important roles in the control of normal thyroid hormone metabolism, and in maintaining fertility by promoting sperm motility. Selenium also helps to protect the body from the toxic effects of heavy metals such as mercury. Deficiencies of selenium or zinc have been identified as important factors in promoting the growth of Candida species, as a consequence of the adverse effects of such deficiencies on immune function and thyroid/adrenal hormone metabolism.
Pharma Nord, a privately owned limited company, is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of preventive dietary supplements and herbal remedies. It was founded in 1982 by the two current owners, Eli Wallin and Sven Moesgaard. The underlying idea of Pharma Nord was to compensate for the shortcomings of modern diet by means of dietary supplements with high a bio-availability and a documented effect.
The company develops, manufactures and markets scientifically well founded dietary supplements, herbal remedies and medical drugs based on optimal bio-availability, safety and documentation. Pharma Nord’s research database contains more than 8,000 scientific studies - including a large number of studies conducted with Pharma Nord’s own preparations. The database is the cornerstone of the entire product development. With its production facilities and company head quarters located in Denmark, Pharma Nord has a large operational field.
A cornerstone of Pharma Nord's philosophy is that all products must provide optimal bio-availability and physiological effect. This is only possible by making sure that both the raw materials selected and the production methods employed are adjusted to the manufacturing of superior quality. The result of this strategy is a range of products that has distinguished itself as a market leader in independent consumer tests and scientific studies. Over the years, Pharma Nord has established a comprehensive international network of scientists in areas such as cardiology, oncology, odontology, surgery, dietary technology and several others. This collaboration, and the ongoing dialogue with researchers, is an extremely important tool for the development of our products.